Blog Posts Tagged with "internet"

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Calling on Congress: Time to Fix Copyright

December 13, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

It shouldn't be controversial to demand evidence-based policies in the copyright space. But Congress has failed to engage in an informed discussion over which copyright policies advance the public interest, and which ones cause harm. That's why we're supporting our friends at Fight for the Future...

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TPP: Why it Matters in the USA

December 04, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

We live in an interconnected world, and America's actions on the world stage affect us strongly here at home. Take action now to demand that the U.S. government open up the TPP drafts to the public, and that the government negotiate for your interests - not the entertainment companies'...

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HostDime, SoftLayer, et al, Need to be Federally Bitch-Slapped For Violating Syrian Sanctions

November 30, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

When the New York Times released its story that some of the Syrian government's websites were hosted outside of Syria, I wasn't surprised to see SoftLayer as one of the hosts. They are the company that hosted StopGeorgia.ru, the Russian forum which coordinated many of the cyber attacks...

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Cleansing the Internet of Terrorism

October 28, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Internet companies under the CleanIT regime would not only be allowed, but in fact obligated to store communications containing “terrorist content,” even when it has been removed from their platform, in order to supply the information to law enforcement agencies...

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Attacks Cause Serious Damage to Internet Connection in Iran

October 05, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Iran was recently blamed for attacks onoil companies and banks. This time the scenario appears reversed, as attacks targeted Iranian infrastructure and communications, causing serious damages to Internet connections...

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Is a Communist or Totalitarian System Preferable in the Internet Age?

October 03, 2012 Added by:Doug DePeppe

In the West, we tout the openness of the Internet. Many attribute the Internet as playing a major part in the Arab Spring. The dark underbelly of the Internet, however, is that all this connectivity allows bad actors to connect to any target he desires...

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What Exactly is Internet Safety Anyhow?

September 23, 2012 Added by:Theresa Payton

What does Internet safety mean to the average person? It may vary depending upon age, how you use the internet, and the type of work that you do that involves the digital world. Here are some sobering statistics that might give you a perspective...

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Digital Vertigo: Today's Online Social Revolution is Disorienting Us

September 16, 2012 Added by:Ben Rothke

In the new world of social media and Web 3.0, which is claiming to revolutionize communication and interactions, history is repeating itself. Web 3.0 is turning into an Orwellian infrastructure where the ruling party wields total power over the inhabitants...

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What Will the Impact of a Massive Attack in Cyberspace Be?

September 13, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

In every war, civilians are the victims. If and when a nation state unleashes their cyber forces against another, the initial blow will most likely be crushing. The economy will grind to an immediate halt, and without communications most of what we know will cease to exist...

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How Practical is a Disconnected Network?

September 10, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Air-gapped networks are difficult to maintain, and what happens when you have to transfer data from that air-gapped network to somewhere else. What if you have to install printer drivers or update your anti-virus signatures? Doesn't sound so easy to do now, does it?

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The Deep Web vs. Network Security Monitoring

August 31, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

The “Deep Web”, Dark Web or hidden internet, is a massive collection of sites and databases that don’t show up in standard search engines. So, is this a place that you want ANYONE on your corporate network to visit? NO WAY. Though many use Tor for legitimate purposes, the deep web just isn’t that kind of place...

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Yandex.ru Indexing Crawler Issues

August 30, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston

Sadly, many web crawlers and index bots do not honor the rules of robots.txt. Nor do attackers who are indexing your site for a variety of attack reasons. Given the impacts that some of these indexing tools can have on bandwidth, CPU use or database connectivity, other options for blocking them are sometimes sought...

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Three Domains Seized for Distributing Pirated Android Apps

August 27, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“Software apps have become an increasingly essential part of our nation’s economy and creative culture, and the Criminal Division is committed to working with our law enforcement partners to protect the creators of these apps and other forms of intellectual property from those who seek to steal it..."

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If Facial Recognition Creeps You Out, What You Can Do About It

August 24, 2012 Added by:Theresa Payton

Facebook’s software isn’t just about placing a name with a face. If you think about how people use the like button, connect to groups, connect to each other, a tagged photo gives additional context. Hackers would love to have this information about you...

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Ask the Experts: Facebook Security for Teenagers

August 14, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston

"Watch the scams and traps that are strewn like land mines throughout the site. Watch the free give-aways, be wary of clicking on pictures and videos and look carefully at any messages that contain links or suggest web sites to visit. Also, be VERY careful about ‘friends’ of friends..."

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The Rise of the Virtual-Plagiarist

August 13, 2012 Added by:Ben Rothke

Amazon is a prime feeding ground for the virtual-plagiarist given that Amazon makes a profit off everything sold, and they have no incentive to stop such practices as it would affect their profitability. Amazon takes a kid-gloves approach to plagiarism. That is all the more true for virtual-plagiarized text...

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